Antidepressant-induced sexual dysfunction


Sexual function should be actively assessed at baseline, at regular intervals during treatment, and after treatment cessation. Management of antidepressant-induced sexual dysfunction requires an individualised approach (eg, considering other causes, dose reduction, addition of medication to treat the adverse effect, switching to a different antidepressant).


Learning Outcomes

  • Explain key components of the review.
  • List main recommendations.
  • Recognise changes in management as a result of the review.


Author: Jody Rothmore

Article Type: Narrative review


Medical Journal of Australia
Reading: journal; textbook; book; literature review
1h : 0m
MBA: 1h : 0m
Mental Health
Medical Practitioner, Medical Student, Doctor-in-Training, Non-Vocationally Registered, Researcher, Retired, Specialist - Other, Specialist General Practitioner
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